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Monday, March 11, 2019

Off-Broadway Theater Review: The Other Josh Cohen by Lauren Yarger

David Rossmer and Steve Rosen. Photo:  Caitlin McNaney The Other Josh Cohen Book, Music and Lyrics by David Rossmer and Steve Rosen Directed by Hunter Foster Westside Theatre Through Ap…

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Book Reviews Coming -- and Some Awards by Lauren Yarger

The National Book Critics Circle (I am a proud member) will announce winners of its 2019 awards at a ceremony March 14 at The New School in New York City. The ceremony at 6:30 pm is free. T…

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Off-Broadway Theater Reviews: The Convent, God Shows Up, A Man for All Seasons by Lauren Yarger

By Lauren YargerA trinity of Off-Broadway plays puts God and faith center stage:Amy Berryman, Samantha Soule and Wendy vanden Heuvel. Photo: Ahron R. Foster(L-R) AThe ConventBy Jessica …

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Off-Broadway Review: A Number and 'Night Mother by Lauren Yarger

Carla Brandberg and Erin Cronican in 'Night Mother. Photo by Russ Rowland.Brandon Walker and Michael Stephen Clay in A Number. Photo by Russ RowlandA Number By Caryl ChurchillDirec…

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Off-Broadway Theater Review: Williston by Lauren Yarger

Kate Grimes and Robert LuPone. Photo: Jeremy DanielWillistonBy Adam SeidelDirected by Valentina FrattiMiranda Theatre CompanyThrough Nov. 10By Lauren YargerSomething's not quite right in the…

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Broadway Theater Review: The Waverly Gallery -- TOP PICK by Lauren Yarger

Lucas Hedges, Elaine May, Joan Allen, David Cromer, Michael Cera. Photo: Brigitte LacombeThe Waverly GalleryBy Kenneth LonerganDirected by Lila NeugebauerGolden TheatreBy Lauren YargerThe Wa…

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Broadway Theater Review: The Ferryman by Lauren Yarger

The company. Photo: Joan MarcusThe FerrymanCredit: © 2018 Joan MarThe FerrymanBy Jez ButterworthDirected by Sam Mendes.Bernard B. Jacobs TheatreBy Lauren YargerIt's 1981 in Northern Ir…

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Monday, September 24, 2018

New Victory Theatre Will Present Stage Version of Sendak's 'Where the Wild Things Are' by Lauren Yarger

The Maurice Sendak Foundation announced that it has commissioned the first major and only full-length stage play adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are. This stage adaptation foll…

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Friday, September 7, 2018

New York City Children’s Theater Announces 22nd Season by Lauren Yarger

In its 22nd season, New York City Children’s Theater (NYCCT) will premiere three theater productions for families that celebrate the power of imaginationJoin NYCCT for three original, ente…

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Friday, July 20, 2018

NY Theater Review: The Peculiar Patriot TOP PICK by Lauren Yarger

Liza Jessie Peterson. Photo: Garlia C. Jones-LyThe Peculiar PatriotWritten and performed by Liza Jessie PetersonDirected by Talvin WilksNational Black TheatreThrough July 29By Lauren YargerW…

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If You're Feeling Desperate, Be Kind by Lauren Yarger

By Lauren YargerComposer David Friedman is part of the Desperate Measures team making people laugh at Shakespeare over at New World Stages. Winner of the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Outs…

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Harry Potter, Spongebob, Admissions, Desperate Measures Win Top Drama Desk Categories by Lauren Yarger

Photo: Matthew Murray2018 DRAMA DESK AWARDS Outstanding Play**Admissions, by Joshua Harmon, Lincoln Center TheaterMary Jane, by Amy Herzog, New York Theatre WorkshopMiles…

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Monday, May 7, 2018

Harry Potter, Spongebob, Admissions, Desperate Measures Take Top Outer Critics Awards by Lauren Yarger

At the Lyric Theatre. Photo: Lauren YargerDesperate Measures at the York. Photo: Carol RoseggJessica Hecht, Andrew Garman, and Ben Edelman Photo: Jeremy DanielBroadway stars Jenn Colell…

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Broadway Theater Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 and 2 TOP PICK by Lauren Yarger

Noma Dumezweni, Susan Heyward, Paul Thornley, Olivia Bond, Ben Wheelwright, Jamie Parker, Poppy Miller, Sam Clemmett . Photo: Manuel Harlan Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, P…

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Monday, April 30, 2018

Broadway Theater Review: St. Joan by Lauren Yarger

Condola Rashad. Photo: Joan MarcusSaint JoanBy George Bernard ShawDirected by Daniel SullivanManhattan Theatre ClubThrough June 10By Lauren YargerGeorge Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan, which doe…

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Off-Broadway Theater Review: Mlima's Tale -- TOP PICK by Lauren Yarger

 Sahr Ngaujaht. Photo: Joan MarcusMlima's TaleBy Lynn NottageDirected by Jo BonneyThe Public TheaterExtended through June 3By Lauren YargerPulitzer-Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Ruined; Sw…

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Broadway Theater Review: Travesties by Lauren Yarger

TravestiesBy Tom StoppardDirected by Patrick MarberRoundabout Theatre CompanyThrough June 17By Lauren YargerThe first scene of Tom Stoppard's Travesties, getting a Broadway run by Roundabout…

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Carousel, Spongebob Lead Drama Desk Award Nominations by Lauren Yarger

Jessie-Mueller and Joshua-Henry. Photo: Julieta Cervantes2018 Drama Desk Award Nominations Outstanding PlayAdmissions, by Joshua Harmon, Lincoln Center TheaterMary Jane, by Amy Herzog, …

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Spongebob Leads Outer Critics Circle Nominations with 11 by Lauren Yarger

Outer Critics Circle2017-2018 Award NominationsOUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY PLAYThe ChildrenFarinelli and the KingHarry Potter and the Cursed ChildJunkOUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY MUSICALEscape to M…

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Off-Broadway Theater Review: This Flat Earth by Lauren Yarger

Lynda Gravátt (above) and Ella Kennedy Davis. Photo: Joan MarcusThis Flat EarthBy Lindsey FerrentinoDirected by Rebecca TaichmanPlaywrights HorizonsThrough April 29By Lauren YargerWhat's It…

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Broadway Theater Review: Carousel with Joshua Henry, Jessie Mueller and Renée Fleming by Lauren Yarger

Jessie-Mueller and Joshua-Henry. Photo: Julieta CervantesCarouselMusic by Richard RodgersLyrics by Oscar Hammerstein IIChoreography by Justin PeckDirected by Jack O’BrienImperial TheatreTh…

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League's Oral History Program Features Chita Rivera by Lauren Yarger

The LPTW Presents Oral History with Legendary Broadway IconChita RiveraMonday, May 76PMThe Bruno Walter AuditoriumNew York Public Library for the Performing Artsat Lincoln CenterCorner of 65…

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Casting Announced for Shakespeare in the Park's Othello by Lauren Yarger

The Delacorte Theater in Central Park (courtesy of the Public Theater)Appropriately, on the bard's birthday, casting has been announced for the 2018 Free Shakespeare in the Park product…

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Talking About Desperate Measures with Will Shakespeare on His Birthday by Lauren Yarger

The cast of Desperate Measures at the York. Photo: Carol RoseggWill in the WestPeter Kellogg sat down with playwright William Shakespeare on April 23rd, his 454thBirthday, to ask him about h…

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Broadway Theater Review: Frozen by Lauren Yarger

Patti Murin, Caissie Levy, Jacob Smith. Photo: Deen vanMeerFrozenMusic and Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert LopezBook by Jennifer Lee, based on her screenplay with Chris BuckChore…

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Off-Broadway Theater Review: Harry Clarke by Lauren Yarger

Billy Crudup. Photo: Carol RoseggHarry ClarkeBy David CaleDirected by Leigh SilvermanMinetta Lane TheatreThrough May 13By Lauren YargerHave you ever told a lie, then had to tell another and …

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Broadway Theater Review: Children of a Lesser God TOP PICK by Lauren Yarger

 Joshua Jackson, Anthony Edwards and Lauren Ridloff. Photo: Matthew MurphyChildren of a Lesser GodBy Mark MedoffDirected by Kenny LeonRoundabout Theatre CompanyBy Lauren YargerThe …

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Broadway Theater Review: Lobby Hero by Lauren Yarger

Lobby HeroBy Kenneth LonerganDirected by Trip CullmanSecond StageBy Lauren YargerTensions of race and sexual harassment surface in Lobby Hero, Second Stage's inaugural production at its Broa…

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Broadway Theater Review: Three Tall Women TOP PICK by Lauren Yarger

Glenda Jackson, Alison Pill and Laurie Metcalf. Photo: Brigitte Lacombe.Three Tall WomenBy Edward AlbeeDirected by Joe MantelloGolden TheatreBy Lauren YargerThree women give towering perform…

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Updates on Angels in America, Frozen Reviews by Lauren Yarger

Amanda Lawrence in Angels in America. Photo: Helen MaybanksReviewing updates:To all readers who have been asking. Still waiting to see whether Angels in America can get me in to review (some…

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Off-Broadway Review: Babette's Feast TOP PICK by Lauren Yarger

Juliana Francis Kelly, Steven Skybell, Abigail Killeen and Michelle Hurst. Photo: Carol RoseggBabette's FeastConceived and Developed by Abigail KilleenWritten by Rose Courtney,  adapted…

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